Opt out of the expected floral bouquet this Thanksgiving with simple, seasonally appropriate arrangements of feathers, fruits and veggies.
- House Beautiful Magazine | At Home – Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:57 AM ESTThese innovative websites and apps will help you with your everyday domestic errands and tasks.
You like things just so in your home, but find it difficult to keep them that way. Enter House Pad, a brand-new app developed by Michael Bruno, founder of the website 1stdibs, to help him manage his two residences. The app lets you take notes about what needs to get done and holds them in a queue until they're dealt with. Family members, the housekeeper, a gardener can log into the app (it tallies hours worked too) and see the list. Store and share images of rooms, closets, and surfaces with comments about how you want things arranged - where the linens go, how to set the table for a party. The app has English and Spanish versions, with more on the way, and can translate instructions into dozens of languages.
Even if you don't have hired help, House Pad is a useful tool for teaching children how to put away toys and keep their rooms clean. Older kids (or your husband)Read More »from 7 Apps and Websites to Make Doing Your Daily Chores a Little Easier
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As holiday decorations go up indoors and out and Christmas songs begin looping through stores and on the radio, folks are pulling out address books and sending holiday cards to friends and family. If you're still hunting for that perfect card and don't want to spend a bundle, check out the information below. We compared prices for cheap holiday cards at several online and offline sources.Opt for making your own holiday cards this year to save money.
Holiday E-cards. As expected, holiday e-cards are the cheapest cards around. You can even get inexpensive designs with personal messages from egreetings.com for free. More complex e-cards will cost you, however. Paperless Post lets you design electronic cards, add your own photos, and pick a liner for the electronic envelope. E-cards from Paperless Post cost anywhere from 20 to 80 cents apiece and can be sent by uploading your address book. Venerable card maker Hallmark offers an interesting twist onRead More »from Where to Find Holiday Cards for Less
- HGTV Family of Sites | At Home – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 7:13 PM ESTHosting your family's Thanksgiving feast can be stressful. Well, stress no more: We have tips for setting a beautiful fall table filled with easy-to-craft decorations and crowd-pleasing recipes.
-By Camille Styles, Photography by Buff Strickland for HGTV.com Read More »from Haute Holiday: 13 Ideas for Modern Thanksgiving Decor
- Astrology.com | At Home – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:46 PM ESTThe Sun Enters Sagittarius: The Return of Hope and Optimism
During the last month, you've been repeatedly plunged into the dark and murky waters of Scorpio, so if you feel as if you've been submerged more than once during this time, this is merely the result of Scorpio's energy doing what it sets out to do. Truth be told, however, you really can't wait for it to be over already.
Well, relief is nearly here! On November 21, the Sun enters big, brash, and bountiful Sagittarius, just in the nick of time. Sagittarius is the brazen stallion bounding out beyond the gates of your imagination in a blur of fiery power. And yet, this is a horse you can ride -- so go ahead and place your feet in the stirrups and your hands on the straps, because you're about to go places!
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Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck. Do you sense that rolling the dice between now and December 21 is an irresistible notion? This is becauseRead More »from The Sun Enters Sagittarius: The Return of Hope and Optimism
- domino magazine | At Home – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:33 PM ESTdomino contributing editor - and resident DIY expert - Jenny Komenda shows us 6 steps for transforming IKEA's modular closet system into a custom wardrobe and vanity. Read More »from Brilliant Ikea Hack: 6 Steps to a Custom Pax Wardrobe
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France, and its stylish capital in particular, has captivated luminaries from Gertrude Stein to Pamela Druckerman, whose best-seller about the superiority of French parenting inspired Danzy Senna's hilarious essay in Vogue's November issue, "Bringing Down Bébé." Senna isn't the first to have found la belle France unwilling to uphold her every fantasy, and yet the place maintains a firm grasp on our imaginations, as can be seen by this influx of new titles. It would seem that when it comes to setting a standard for food, fashion, and a certain je ne sais quoi, we'll always have Paris.Read More »from 8 New Books for the Francophile in All of Us
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:10 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
As the moon moves from Taurus in the morning to Gemini in the afternoon you may feel a slight shift of mood from affectionate to impulsive. You are seeing things clearly, so go ahead and order those eyeglass frames that make you feel a little bit wild. Go for it.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Feel the strength in your limbs as you do repetitions with weight resistance. Naysayers may try to surround you with doubt about your ability to participate in the 5k race, but with each day's run or workout, you not only prove them wrong you make a positive contribution to your mental health. Keep it up.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
As the moon moves from Taurus in the morning to Gemini in the afternoon the chatter you overhear from your housemates may lead to anxious feelings. The nattering over the cleanliness
- Good Housekeeping | At Home – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:58 AM EST
Prevent candle wax stains before they happen!Amid all the decorating and dining, the last things you may be thinking about are stains. But trust me, they will happen. So before you get caught up in the excitement of the holidays, here's everything you'll need to know to remove the one stain I get asked about most: candle wax.
For wax dribbles on tablecloths or washable clothing, let the wax harden and gently scrape off as much of it as you can with a dull knife. If the wax is colored, sponge the stain with a solvent-based cleaning fluid, like Guardsman, to remove as much of the dye as possible. Place clean paper towels on top of and under the stain and press the area with a warm dry iron. Rotate and replace the towels as they absorb the melted wax. Rub liquid laundry detergent into any remaining stain and wash the fabric in warm or hot water. Add chlorine or all-fabric bleach, if possible. To remove a wax stain from carpet or upholstery, follow the steps above. Instead of laundering, however, clean the areaRead More »from The Most Common Stain You'll Have to Remove This Holiday Season
- Babble.com | At Home – Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:24 AM ESTOne of my favorite ways to make a room stand out is with a few really great lamps. Not only do they add some very much needed lighting to your space, but they can also add a wow factor to a room that might otherwise be lacking. It's like a two for one! Lately I have been drawn to lamps that are unique, gorgeous and get the whole lighting job done. Here are 8 really pretty lamps that would be perfect for lighting up your home!
-By Liz Stanley Read More »from The Bright Life: 8 Pretty Lamps to Illuminate Your Home in Style
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